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Please evaluate: 710/3.0/Project Mgmt at top bank [#permalink]
24 Sep 2012, 10:39
GMAT: 710 (48Q, 41V, 6AWA) GPA: 3.03 in Finance from top 10 undergraduate business program (worked at career center and did marketing research in consumer decision making) WE: 3 years (4 at matriculation): 1 year in consumer-IT program (exposure to project mgmt and internal marketing/comms IT); 2 years as business analyst in technology at top BB (up for promotion soon); heavily involved in undergraduate recruiting in both positions. Both at "prestigious" firms. ECs: 2 years volunteer in tutoring/mentoring program aimed at mitigating exposure to violence by providing an alternative after-school haven. Undergrad business club-- led initiative to promote recycling by educating and instilling best practices/forming habits in youth; also involved in firm's 'green' initiative to promote best environmental practices in the office and community. Demographic: Asian Female, probably 26 at matriculation
Ideally would like to get into strategy consulting, with an emphasis on leveraging technology in consumer/retail sector to drive business. I have exposure/experience in IT/marketing/finance and want to get an MBA to bridge these areas to position me into management.
I understand that my GPA is low, but am hoping that the "story" is cohesive enough to show that my interest is more in technology/marketing and not so much in finance (what I majored in).
Stretch: Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, Duke, Cornell, NYU Target?: USC, Georgetown, Tepper, BC
Any thoughts/tips/constructive criticisms would be much appreciated.
4 years of WE and the fact you are female should help you overcome GPA (fewer women apply to b-school, so they are more forgiving of stats for female applicnants with good stories, which you have). The key will be in articulating your long term vision in a compelling way. You should be competitive at your target schools. _________________
Re: Please evaluate: 710/3.0/Project Mgmt at top bank [#permalink]
25 Sep 2012, 07:51
4 years of WE and the fact you are female should help you overcome GPA (fewer women apply to b-school, so they are more forgiving of stats for female applicnants with good stories, which you have). The key will be in articulating your long term vision in a compelling way. You should be competitive at your target schools.
Thanks so much for your reply. Any thoughts about the stretch schools I listed? Any other schools I should consider?
Duke and Kellogg favor women applicants and typically have far higher percentage of women in their classes each year. I would definitely try to visit those stretch schools, many of which will actually give you brownie points for doing so. _________________